2017 was not the first time the Academy gave the Oscar to the bad movie. The films we consider as classics are not always those who win the first prize of the evening.
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Every year at this time, we debate the best images of the Oscars, which will win to rethink the movies that should have won the greatest movies in the history of the Oscars.
This is not about the best, though. It's about the worst.
While bad movies generally do not have the opportunity to win the biggest prize at the Oscars, but mediocre projects and occasional puzzles are occasionally found in the best image – and even some win it. Which may mean that "Bohemian Rhapsody" has a chance to fight for the 91st Oscars on Sunday (ABC, 8 ET / 5 PT).
Knowing that the best real image unfortunately does not always win, here are the 10 worst winners that the Oscars have awarded, ranked according to their degree of comparability.
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Dev Patel and Freida Pinto discover love and a dance sequence at the end of "Slumdog Millionaire". (Photo11: ISHIKA MOHAN / FOX RESEARCH)
10. 'Slumdog Millionaire & # 39; (2008)
The story of an orphaned young man (a very good Dev Patel) who come out of slums to win the Indian version of "Who Wants to Make Millions?" – only for his victory to be questioned because of his past – accounts for 99% of a very good movie. But at the end, the film presents a giant routine of songs and dances – a tribute to the Bollywood tradition – that transits a little too smoothly from the final scene and avoids a satisfying ending. (Honestly, it's a strange pet peeve, and now I have "Jai Ho" stuck in my head.)
Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes were dreamers in "Shakespeare in Love". (Photo11: LAURIE SPARHAM / MIRAMAX FILMS)
9. 'Shakespeare in Love & # 39; (1998)
As a concept, it's a good idea: imagine a story of love between Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) and a woman (Gwyneth Paltrow) who auditioned, disguised as a man, for one of his pieces that helps the Bard to write "Romeo and Juliet". Both romantic comedy and experimental Shakespearean biopic, with many references, this is a reminder that old William was a kind of trendy cat.
Meryl Streep plays a Danish baroness who falls for a big game hunter in "Out of Africa". (Photo11: UNIVERSAL IMAGES)
8. "Out of Africa" (1985)
Hoo boy, this sprawling epic novel is awesome to watch, and there is an embarrassment of acting richness with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford as a Danish married writer and big game hunter fighting in Nairobi. Which is good if you can stay awake through slow narration and duration of 160 minutes. When we talk about "Oscar film", "Out of Africa" is the kind of thing that we automatically think about – for better or for worse.
Ralph Fiennes embodies an adventurous cartographer in "The English Patient". (Photo11: PHIL BRAY / MIRAMAX FILMS)
7. "The English patient" (1996)
Take the excess length of "Out of Africa" and double the melodrama. Congratulations, this image of the Second World War is both ambitious and pretentious. A horribly burned pilot (Ralph Fiennes), formerly a cartographer, tells the military nurse (Juliette Binoche) treating him of the moment when he fell in love with a British bride (Kristin Scott Thomas) by mapping the Sahara. To the chagrin of her jealous husband (Colin Firth), unsurprisingly.
Phileas Fogg (David Niven, left, with Robert Newton) goes around the world making a bet in "Around the world in 80 days". (Photo11: WARNER BROS ENTERTAINMENT)
6. 'Around the world in 80 days & # 39; (1956)
Huge back in the day, "80 Days" is a windy and overly gay affair starring David Niven as an English guy who bets that he can travel the world in just under three months and come up against a cast of colorful celebrity characters, including more than 40 cameos from Marlene Dietrich, César Romero, Peter Lorre, Buster Keaton and Frank Sinatra. If that's all it takes to win Oscar, "The Cannonball Run" should have been cleaned up.
5. 'Driving Miss Daisy & # 39; (1989)
Looking back, there is perhaps more misunderstanding about the movie about a black driver (Morgan Freeman) and his old white guy (Jessica Tandy) who won the best picture for "Born July 4th" the same year. The influential "Do the Right Thing" by Spike Lee has not even been named. Yet, "Daisy" is a forgettable dramatic comedy – one could even say Hoke-um – that has not aged well.
4. 'Cavalcade & # 39; (1933)
Before the "Downton Abbey" Crawley, there were the Marryots, whose family, friends and servants know the ups and downs of life, from New Year 1899 to New Year's Day 1933. C & # 39 is interesting as a lesson in history, to see how the British handle the sinking of the Titanic and the First World War, but pretty sentimental and otherwise empty.
James Stewart (left), Cornel Wilde and Charlton Heston play under the big top in "The Biggest Show in the World". (Photo11: VIDEO PARAMOUNT HOME)
3. "The biggest show on earth" (1952)
Legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille wrote "Cleopatra" and "Samson and Dalila" before winning the best image for "Greatest Show". But it was more of an "Atta boy!" Career than a prize for the film itself, a forgettable three-ring ode to the PT Barnum's Circus – with Jimmy Stewart and Charlton Heston, nothing less! – who somehow beat "High noon." To borrow from Hugh Jackman: This is the biggest show? Nope.
Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon meet for the second time in a moving scene of "Crash". (Photo11: LOREY SEBASTIAN / LIONSGATE)
2. "Crash" (2004)
The cast is amazing (Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton and Terrence Howard, among others), not so much film. The stories and stories surrounding social and xenophobic tensions in America are misleading to a lot of opportunities to fight racism and multiculturalism effectively. To make matters worse, he stole a better picture victory "Brokeback Mountain ", a film that treated gay romance with heart and care.
1. & # 40; The Broadway melody & # 39; (1929)
The second best winning film is the first Oscar-winning soundtrack, following the silent film "Wings". He could also have won the worst image. There is something new but not much else in this musical about two vaudevillian sisters who go to Broadway and discover shows, interludes of extravagant stories that are not appropriate and a ton of romantic malarkey. "Wings" always plays well; it does not work at all. Go watch "Chicago" instead.
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